June 19, 2002 – Tokyo, Japan – Fujitsu Ltd. and Toshiba Corp. have agreed to explore a comprehensive collaboration focusing on SoC solutions.
The proposed alliance between the two would capitalize on their complementary technological strengths to consolidate their global leadership position in the emerging networked economy.
Aiming to provide SoC solutions at 100nm and below, the companies will establish several joint working groups to investigate collaboration in such areas as standardization of design and development platforms and silicon technology, co-development of processor cores and other IP, and joint development of advanced LSIs for communications and other fields.
Through these individual collaborations, Fujitsu and Toshiba aim to further strengthen their respective semiconductor businesses and create a competitive business model that combines their complementary strengths and capabilities.
Fujitsu and Toshiba already enjoy successful collaboration in the semiconductor field, including their joint development of FCRAMs.